The team pioneering Climate Intelligence

Meet the impatient optimists working to put climate at the core of every decision.
The team pioneering Climate Intelligence

Diverse talent on a unified mission

From climate scientists to data engineers, marketers to product designers — we share a collaborative mindset and a passion for seemingly impossible challenges.

To achieve our mission, we've assembled experts in earth science, physics, statistics, machine learning, and tech platforms across 11 countries, from Europe to Silicon Valley. Over 60% of the team hold PhDs or Masters degrees, we have more than 200 peer-reviewed papers between us, and one of us was part of a Nobel Prize winning team.

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Meet our leadership

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Melissa Ayres
CMO
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Ernesta Baniulyte
Lead Product Designer
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Iggy Bassi
Founder & CEO
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Dr. Helen Beddow
Climate Content and Knowledge Lead
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Partha Bose
Head of Capital Markets
Dr. Ben Calderhead
Chief Scientific Advisor
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Karan Chopra
COO
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Conan Cook
Head of Product Engineering
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Susan Davies
Financial Controller
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Dr. Tim Dubois
Head of Scientific Computing
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Mark Hodgson
Chief of Partnerships
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Dr. Claire Huck
Head of CEO Office
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Jake Jurewicz
Head of Strategic Projects
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Sachin Kapila
Chief Climate Risk Officer
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Dr. Benjamin Laken
Head of Product Innovation
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Raj Mahapatra
General Counsel
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Thomas Maschler
Head of Platform Engineering
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Himal Patel
Head of EarthScan
Liane Rainbow
Head of People
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Dr. Maxime Rischard
Lead Scientist
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Kate Rodger
Head of Customer Success
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Duncan Walker
Lead Data Architect
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Al Ward
Head of Delivery
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Dr. Laura Zamboni
Head of Climate Science

Meet our board

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Lila Tretikov
Chair of the Cervest Board, Corporate VP and Deputy CTO, Microsoft
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Vinoth Jayakumar
Partner and Fintech Practice lead, Draper Esprit
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George Coelho
Partner & Co-Founder, Astanor Ventures
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Sofia Hmich
Founder, Future Positive Capital
Dr. Ben Calderhead
Chief Scientific Advisor
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Iggy Bassi
Founder & CEO

Meet our Climate Intelligence Council

The Climate Intelligence Council is made up of highly respected experts across the climate ecosystem each of whom are passionate about bringing about change. The CIC provides an opportunity for Cervest to build relationships across different sectors to help educate, exchange knowledge and offer an expert perspective.

Prof. Mark Girolami

Prof. Mark Girolami

Chief Scientist, Alan Turing Institute

Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Senior Fellow, at Hudson Institute, ex-Nat. Security Advisor

David Sobotka

David Sobotka

Former Global Head of Fixed Income, Merrill Lynch

Prof. Dominic Kniveton

Prof. Dominic Kniveton

Prof. Climate Change and Society (U. Sussex)

Dr. Karen McKinnon

Dr. Karen McKinnon

Assistant Prof. Statistics and the Environment (UCLA)

Roger Spitz

Roger Spitz

President, Techistential, ex-Head of Tech M&A, at BNP-Paribas

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Meet our scientists

Our scientists come from many different universities and academic institutions including MIT, Harvard University, Stanford University, Max Planck, Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College.

Dr. Helen Beddow

Dr. Helen Beddow

Climate Content and Knowledge Lead - PhD in Orbital Forcing and Climate Response, MSc in Oceanography

Dr. Nicholas Byrne

Dr. Nicholas Byrne

Scientific Software Engineer - PhD and MSc in Meteorology

Dr. Thomas Croissant

Dr. Thomas Croissant

Flood Modeller - PhD and MSc in Earth Science

Dr. Daniel Evans

Dr. Daniel Evans

Scientific Software Engineer - PhD in Astrophysics, MSc in Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Sunayana Ghosh

Dr. Sunayana Ghosh

Scientific Software Engineer - PhD in Mathematics & Computing, MSc in Mathematics

Dr. Sam Hardy

Dr. Sam Hardy

Climate Software Engineer & Data Analyst - PhD in Atmospheric Science, MSc in Meteorology

Dr. Claire Huck

Dr. Claire Huck

Head of CEO Office - PhD in Isotope Geochemistry and Paleoceanography

Dr. Amit Kushwaha

Dr. Amit Kushwaha

Senior Statistical Scientist - PhD and MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Benjamin Laken

Dr. Benjamin Laken

Head of Product Innovation - PhD in Physical Geography

Dr. Laura Mazzola

Dr. Laura Mazzola

Climate Analyst - PhD in Theoretical Physics, MSc in Physics and Administration

Dr. Miguel Nogueira

Dr. Miguel Nogueira

Climate Scientist - PhD in Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics, MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Daniel Polatajko

Daniel Polatajko

Carbon Accounting Specialist - MSc in Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Debbie Polson

Dr. Debbie Polson

Climate Scientist - PhD in Atmospheric Physics, MSc in MPhys Astrophysics

Dr. Charlotte Schoonman

Dr. Charlotte Schoonman

Science Programme Manager - PhD in Earth Sciences (Geophysics), MSc in Natural Science

Dr. Chloé Prodhomme

Dr. Chloé Prodhomme

Climate Scientist - PhD in Physical Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, MSc in Applied Mathematics

Dr. Ewan Pinnington

Dr. Ewan Pinnington

Climate Software Engineer & Data Analyst - PhD in Atmospheres, Ocean, & Climate

Dr. Greta Carrete Vega

Dr. Greta Carrete Vega

Ecosystem Scientist​ - PhD in Conservation of Natural Resources, MSc in Evolutionary Ecology

Ana Nemesio

Ana Nemesio

Computer Vision Scientist​ - MSc in Advanced Computational Methods and Fluid Dynamics

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